Ride the Conway Scenic Railroad
There are a number of rides you can take, such as the Valley Train, The Notch Train and the dining Car Chocorua. We took the Notch Train which is 5 hours 30 minutes round trip. It headed up into the mountains through Crawford Notch to Fabyan Station and back to North Conway. Beautiful Fall scenery could be seen most of the way!
They sell a 'boxed' lunch if you want for $8.00 a person. But if you can, bring a cooler with your own handmade sandwiches. You will enjoy it much more than what they put up for $8.00 ... and it would cost less. But the train ride was really interesting ... even tho we would have been happier with a 4 hour ride rather than 5.
Mount Washington (6,288 ft) is the highest mountain in the northeastern United States and is known for having the worst weather. The observatory at the summit recorded the highest gust of wind of all time (200+ mph).
Hiking is one option, but there is also the Mt. Washington auto road. There are also motorcoaches which will drive you to the top. In the summer, the Mt. Evans Cog railway is open as well.
- Hiking and Walking
- Mountain Climbing
- Family Travel
The "Mt. Washington Auto road", is a scary narrow windy road going to the top of New Englands largest peak. It is barely wide enough for 2 cars to pass each other and NO GUARDRAILS! this is the top of the road -above the clouds, the widest spot you will ever see.
- Adventure Travel
Covered bridges around North Conway. Most of them are still in use as official roads. It´s fun to drive through. The bridges on the left from top to bottom: 1. Saco River Bridge: 240 feet long, built 1890 for $4000. Directions: from Rt. 16 in Conway Village, turn west on West Side Road, bear right to go through bridge. 2. Swift River Bridge: The original bridge was built in 1850 but destroyed by floods in 1869. It was rebuild soon afer. 144 feet long, 21 feet wide. Three hundred feet beside Saco River Bridge. 3. Jackson Covered Bridge: Built in 1876, repaired and widened in 1939. 138 feet long, with a 16 foot broad roadway. Directions: North of North Conway. Just off Rt. 16 in Jackson on Rt. 16 B.